Quotations of love

“One word frees us of all the weight and pain of life: That word is love.” – Sophocles

“Attention is the most basic form of love; through it we bless and are blessed.” – John Tarrant

“We love because it’s the only true adventure.” – Nikki Giovanni

“Love is like quicksilver in the hand. Leave the fingers open and it stays. Clutch it, and it darts away.” – Dorothy Parker

“Love is friendship set on fire.” – unknown

“Love is an ideal thing, marriage a real thing.” – Goethe

“To be in love is merely to be in a state of perceptual anesthesia.” – H.L. Mencken

“Love is everything it’s cracked up to be. That’s why people are so cynical about it…It really is worth fighting for, risking everything for. And the trouble is, if you don’t risk everything, you risk even more.” – Erica Jong

“Sometimes love is stronger than a man’s convictions.” – Isaac Bashevis Singer

“Love is the master key that opens the gates of happiness.” – Oliver Wendell Holmes

“Maybe love is like luck. You have to go all the way to find it.” – Robert Mitchum

“Love stretches your heart and makes you big inside.” – Margaret Walker

“Love has no awareness of merit or demerit; it has no scale… Love loves; this is its nature.” – Howard Thurman

“Love is like war: Easy to begin but hard to end.” – Anonymous

“Love consists in this, that two solitudes protect and touch and greet each other.” – Rainer Maria Rilke

“Where love is, no room is too small.” – Talmud

“Loves makes your soul crawl out from its hiding place.” – Zora Neale Hurston

“Love is the irresistible desire to be irresistibly desired.” – Mark Twain

“Love is more than three words mumbled before bedtime. Love is sustained by action, a pattern of devotion in the things we do for each other every day.” – Nicholas Sparks

“To love is to receive a glimpse of heaven.” – Karen Sunde

“A love song is just a caress set to music.” – Sigmund Romberg

“Love is an act of endless forgiveness, a tender look which becomes a habit.” – Peter Ustinov

“Love is like a violin. The music may stop now and then, but the strings remain forever.” – unknown

“Love is the only sane and satisfactory answer to the problem of human existence.” – Erich Fromm

“In the final analysis, love is the only reflection of man’s worth.” – Bill Wundram, Iowa Quad Cities Times

“Love doesn’t make the world go round, love is what makes the ride worthwhile.” – Elizabeth Browning

“Oh, life is a glorious cycle of song,
A medley of extemporanea;
And love is a thing that can never go wrong;
And I am Marie of Roumania.”
– Dorothy Parker

“To love is to suffer. To avoid suffering one must not love. But then one suffers from not loving. Therefore to love is to suffer, not to love is to suffer. To suffer is to suffer. To be happy is to love. To be happy then is to suffer. But suffering makes one unhappy. Therefore, to be unhappy one must love, or love to suffer, or suffer from too much happiness. I hope you’re getting this down.”
– Woody Allen,


9 thoughts on “Quotations of love

  1. For there are different types of love, for different times and different needs…

    ~ Find the person who will love you because of your differences and not in spite of them and you have found a lover for life.
    ~ Leo Buscaglia

    ~ To laugh often and love much… to appreciate beauty, to find the best in others, to give one’s self…this is to have succeeded.
    ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

    ~ There is more hunger for love and appreciation in this world than for bread.
    ~ Mother Teresa

    ~ Love is always bestowed as a gift — freely, willingly, and without expectation…We don’t love to be loved; we love to love.
    ~ Leo Buscaglia

    ~ Love is a mutual self-giving which ends in self-recovery.
    ~ Fulton J. Sheen

    ~ “When you are in Love you can’t fall asleep because reality is better than your dreams.”
    ~ Dr Seuss

    ~ To the world you may be one person, but to one person you may be the world.
    ~ Heather Cortez

    ~ The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart.
    ~ Helen Keller

    ~ To fear love is to fear life,and those who fear life are already three parts dead.
    ~ Bertrand Russell, Earl Russell

    ~ You come to love not by finding the perfect person,but by seeing an imperfect person perfectly.
    ~ Sam Keen

    ~ What the heart has once owned and had, it shall never lose.
    ~ Henry Ward Beecher

    ~ You will find as you look back upon your life that the moments when you have really lived, are the moments when you have done things in a spirit of love.
    ~ Henry Drummond

    ~ The person who tries to live alone will not succeed as a human being. His heart withers if it does not answer another heart. His mind shrinks away if he hears only the echoes of his own thoughts and finds no other inspiration.
    ~ Pearl S. Buck

    ~ Love works in miracles every day: such as weakening the strong, and stretching the weak; making fools of the wise, and wise men of fools; favouring the passions, destroying reason, and in a word, turning everything topsy-turvy.
    ~ Marguerite De Valois

    ~ All love that has not friendship for its base,
    is like a mansion built upon the sand.
    ~ Ella Wheeler Wilcox

    ~ What greater thing is there for two human souls than to feel that they are joined… to strengthen each other… to be at one with each other in silent unspeakable memories.
    ~ George Eliot

    ~ The best portion of a good man’s life,
    His little, nameless, unremembered acts,
    Of kindness and of love.
    ~ William Wordsworth

    ~ “I’ll give you the moon at night
    I’ll give you star that lights your eyes
    I’ll give you the sun that made just one more dawn
    So another day may come
    I’ll give you my heart and soul
    I’ll be there to catch you when you fall
    When you ask me what I give to you
    …I’ll give it all”

  2. Love is probably one of the most complex, yet simple, sensation/feeling. I’m referring to the pure essence of it. Loving another person is rejoicing and celebrating his or her existence. It can be very risky–but it also brings a wonderful sense of freedom and peace. To be loved in return, is one of the greatest gifts to be given. And that’s key. It must be given. Among the most profound lessons that I learned years ago was to express my love on a regular basis. Not to wait, delay, or postpone the words of “I love you”. I look forward to telling my family and friends (to include my “man”) that I love them. Because I do. I want them to know they’re loved. To truly know it, without any doubt, that I love them. And each moment that I share these words, it’s such a wonderful and amazing experience.

  3. I have gathered that it’s not love that’s hurts us, it’s the actions said to be motivated by it…

    It also seems to hurt more when we chose to evade the results of reality instead of hanging on to a fallace ideology or scenario of “love”.

  4. So true…love played out is, after all, only interpreted, acted upon, manipulated and reused as it fits our own needs and wants. Sometimes the players aren’t on the same page and/or choose to ignore or interpret differently the feelings of the other party. Sounds callous, not meant to be, rather trying to break it down to really get at what it is that hurts. The hurt comes not in the act or experience of loving, rather in our misaligned, side-stepping, less than communicated, misused or represented use of the experience/act.

    With all of that said, if both parties walk in to the experience with both eyes open,honest communication of needs / wants / expectations, and know it may not last forever, it’s a great experience and one well worth having.

  5. Ah, therein lies the challenge. Get that one figured out and an empire will be had as folks will be standing in line for miles to learn the magic of ‘love’ minus the hurt!!

  6. Perhaps the real query to give some clarity is “How To Love”.

    Love is a strange thing. It can be the most amazing feeling in the world, or it can really hurt, but in the end love is something most, if not all of us, will face. While there are many different ways to define love and there are many different ways to love someone (even yourself.

    Say it. When you say the words “I Love You,” do they carry it with them the desire to show someone you love them or do they carry it with them is it what you want to feel? And when you say it make sure you really mean it and are willing to do anything for that special person
    Emphasize. Put yourself in someone else’s shoes. Rather than impose your own expectations or attempt to control them, try to understand how they feel, where they come from, and who they are; and realize how they could also love you back just as well.
    Love unconditionally. If you cannot love another person without attaching stipulations, then it is not love at all, but deep-seated opportunism (one who makes the most of an advantage, often unmindful of others). If your interest is not in the other person as such, but rather in how that person can enhance your experience of life, then it is not unconditional. If you have no intention of improving that person’s life, or allowing that person to be themselves and accepting them as they are, and not who you want them to be, then you are not striving to love them unconditionally.
    Expect nothing in return. That doesn’t mean you should allow someone to mistreat or undervalue you. It means that giving love does not guarantee receiving love. Try loving just for loving’s sake. Realize that someone may have a different way of showing his or her love for you; do not expect to be loved back in exactly the same way.
    Realize it can be lost. If you realize that you can lose the one you love, then you have a greater appreciation of what you have. Think how lucky you are to have someone to love.

Please use the comments to demonstrate your own ignorance, unfamiliarity with empirical data, ability to repeat discredited memes, and lack of respect for scientific knowledge. Also, be sure to create straw men and argue against things I have neither said nor even implied. Any irrelevancies you can mention will also be appreciated. Lastly, kindly forgo all civility in your discourse . . . you are, after all, anonymous :)

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